THE King Charles visited Ukrainian soldiers training with the British army today and expressed his “admiration” for them, just days before the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The British royal family does not usually interfere in political affairs, but many of its members have recently broken with this tradition, either by making donations or by visiting refugees.

At the beginning of February, Charles welcomed the Ukrainian president to Buckingham Palace Volodymyr Zelensky.

Today, the king went to a camp in the south-west of England and watched the training of Ukrainians. Some of them were previously civilians with no military experience and will now be trained for five weeks.

“You guys are incredible, I don’t know how you do it, I admire you,” Charles told an officer.

Since last summer, around 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been trained in the UK and the British military plans to train another 20,000 this year.